As part of British Red Cross`s Community & Voluntary Sector Resilience (CVSR) project, a community resilience workshop session will be held on Thursday 29th August at 5.30pm. This session is aimed at individuals and community groups interested in learning and developing better ways of preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies. Harnessing community skills, talents and assets the CVSR project wants to build strong and sustainable links between the public, community groups, local authority and emergency services to improve collaboration during emergencies.
For this workshop they are seeking to connect with groups and community leaders interested in building stronger connections in their community and discuss how local groups could use their resources in the event of an emergency.
As part of the session they will ask participants to take part in short exercises aiming to:
a. Identify the key risks and hazard affecting your communities and build an understanding of risks and hazards from a community perspective.
b. Explore the appetite for communities to work collaboratively with BRC to build links between the public, local authority and emergency services.
c. Co-produce a programme of training that will enable community groups to be better prepared for when emergencies happen in their areas.
British Red Cross is particularly interested in building connections with groups and community leaders that can help them further understand the issues affecting their communities. Participating groups would be initially supported within the next 3 months with tailored training aimed at building leadership and strengthening links between communities, local authority and emergencies services.
If you would like to know more about opportunities to get involved or require additional support to be able to attend feel free to contact Alessandro Froldi the Community Resilience Project Officer at the British Red Cross, ER Operations on 07841727036 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.